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Easy Gluten Free Carrot Cake (Dairy Free Option!)

Easy gluten free carrot cake is moist and chocked full of carrots. The perfect amount of sweetness, combined with a cream cheese frosting to make the perfect bite!

Slice of easy to make gluten free carrot cake on table with flowers

This post is part of a collaboration with Ryze Gluten Free Flour. All opinions are my own.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake! It’s one of my favorite cakes because it is sweet, without being overly sweet. Plus, it has carrots, so that means it can pass as healthy right?

I kid, but honestly, with a cup and half of shredded carrots, that has to count for something!

This carrot cake has the perfect amount of moisture and is just the right density. Plus, a tangy cream cheese frosting, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Gluten free carrot cake with bag of ryze flour

Gluten Free Flour

Thanks to Ryze gluten free flour, this perfect gluten free carrot cake has only rice flour. No other starches or flours are used and no nuts! The flour lends to the perfect density.

Ryze Yellow Bag flour is perfectly formulated to make amazing cakes. You can purchase it on Amazon and have shipped to you in just two days! It’s perfect for this gluten free carrot cake, plus they have tons of great recipes on their site!

Sliced gluten free carrot cake

Easy to Make

This carrot cake is so easy to make. It doesn’t require any special tools, not even a hand mixer! All the ingredients are straightforward and you probably have them on hand.

Oh, by the way, another bonus- the cake is dairy free! The icing isn’t, because I used cream cheese, but you could use dairy-free cream cheese or eat it without the icing and it would still be fantastic.

bite of gluten free sliced carrot cake

Recipe Notes:

  • You do not need a mixer for this. A whisk is perfect for mixing together the wet ingredients. A spoon or rubber spatula will work well for folding in the dry ingredients.
  • Keep all ingredients room temperature. Coconut oil solidifies when it is mixed with cold items. It will still bake up well but will be harder to mix.
  • Feel free to leave the cake in the pan, rather than cutting and stacking. It will taste delicious either way!

Gluten free carrot cake with bag of ryze flour

This gluten free carrot cake is the best. It does great in the fridge for a few days as well. My non gluten free friends have been loving snacking on this carrot cake this week.

You are going to absolutely love it! Tell me- what is your favorite kind of cake?

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

gluten free carrot cake with carrot cake
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4.50 from 14 votes

Easy Gluten Free Carrot Cake (Dairy Free Option!)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 479.39kcal


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 9 x 9 square pan.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and stir.
  • Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk together well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir gently.
  • Fold in carrots.
  • Spread into 9 x 9 pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes in pan before turning out onto wire cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before icing

CreamCheese Frosting

  • Beat together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until well combined

Layer Cake

  • Cut cooled 9 x 9 cake in half.
  • Spread half of frosting over first half.
  • Stack second on top.
  • Cover with remaining frosting.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


This recipe was developed using Ryze Gluten Free Flour Yellow Bag.


Calories: 479.39kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.83g | Protein: 6.37g | Fat: 25.74g | Saturated Fat: 17.77g | Sodium: 340.46mg | Fiber: 3.09g | Sugar: 40.75g

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    Kristen Wood
    February 28, 2019 at 12:14 am

    This recipe sounds fab and I’ve never heard of this brand of flour before – I look forward to checking them out!

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    May 7, 2018 at 12:11 am

    YAY for gluten free AND dairy free option – thank you for this! (we LOVE carrot cake!)

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      You’re welcome! This cake is so good!

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    May 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Carrot cake is my dad’s favorite. And he doesn’t even need to know that it’s gluten free!

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      It’ll be our secret!

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    May 4, 2018 at 8:48 am

    That texture looks great for an all rice flour! I met them at FablogCon and thought that the product sounded good.

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      The texture is great! I love this flour!

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    Taylor Reese
    May 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Ah my mom loves carrot cake. This is going to be perfect for Mothers Day! Pinning it for later.


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    Jules Shepard
    May 3, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Carrot cake is one of my favorite things to eat and to make! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I love carrot cake too, any excuse to eat cream cheese frosting!

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    May 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I love carrot cake. This is the first I’ve seen that I can actually see the carrots!

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      The carrots are so good in this!

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    May 3, 2018 at 8:44 am

    This looks sooo good ! I’ve got to make it this Spring!

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    May 2, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Ummm gluten free and carrot cake in one sentence??? Brilliant!!!

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    Sam | Away She Went
    May 2, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Carrot cake is my boyfriend’s favorite dessert! He would love this! It sounds so easy to make too!

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    Kristin Rumian
    May 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    My daughter and sister both found out recently that they have to start eating gluten-free, I have to try this because they both love carrot cake. 🙂

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      May 14, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      They will love it!

    4.50 from 14 votes (14 ratings without comment)

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